WebDrive is more than just an FTP Client. Unlike a typical FTP client, WebDrive allows you to open and edit server-based files without the additional step of downloading the file. Using a simple wizard, you assign a network drive letter to the FTP Server. By connecting through a virtual drive, there is no need to learn a separate FTP client interface. You access and edit files on the server the same way that you interact with files on your local PC.
WebDrive uses industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and SFTP to ensure secure transmission of your files. WebDrive can provide S/Key password encryption so that passwords cannot be read during transmission. WebDrive supports WebDAV protocol, which allows you to lock files, change the files, and then release the locks to allow other users to review and update the information.
WebDrive allows you to connect to a GroupDrive, FTP, WebDAV, SFTP, Amazon-S3, or FrontPage Server using a LAN or Internet connection and to map a Network Drive to the server. You can then treat the FTP/DAV/ FrontPage Server as if it were a hard disk on your system. Drag and drop files or copy files to and from the server using Windows Explorer; or use familiar DOS commands such as copy and xcopy. WebDrive FTP or HTTP enables any application instantly by integrating the server site into the Windows file system.
Simple Set-up and Configuration
The WebDrive site manager makes it easy to define your connections. Just enter the server URL and your username and password and press "connect," to map the selected drive letter to your server. You can map different directories on the same server to unique drive letters. This provides easier access to frequently updated directories. You can also map unique drive letters to different server types - one drive to an SFTP server, one to a WebDAV server and another to an FTP server or to Amazon Web Services. This functionality is not available in typical FTP software.
WebDrive has built-in support for the industry standard SSL protocol. When used in conjunction with secure WebDAV, FTP, FTPS, or SFTP servers, WebDrive will open an encrypted tunnel between the client computer and the remote server; giving you secure transmission of critical data over the Internet. WebDrive can also be used as an alternative to a corporate VPN. Install the WebDrive client and an SSL enabled server, and WebDrive can act as the VPN for your company; an efficient alternative to an expensive VPN and non-secure FTP client connections.
Works from Within Your Favorite Applications
Use WebDrive to access and edit files on your server from within your favorite applications. Rather than launching an FTP Client or SFTP Client to update your files, just open the file directly from its folder on the server and the correct application will launch. When you are finished, simply click save from within the application. No additional steps to upload or download.
For example, you can open MS Word and access your FTP files from the ?Open? menu item on the ?File? menu. You can also open your recently edited files. Or use micr0$0ft Backup to create backups of your web site, by simply selecting the drive letter to be backed up. WebDrive works with all Windows applications.
Convenient Search Capability for Your Server Files
WebDrive lets you search for files on your server using your desktop search software. If you use Google Desktop Search, or MSN Desktop Search, simply configure your search utility to index the files on the drive letter that WebDrive maps to your server. Imagine getting search results from your corporate FTP Server, your Apple iDisk Storage, and your local desktop in one search!
DOS/Legacy Support (Command Line)
Once WebDrive has mapped a drive to your server, you can access it like a local drive. Use a DOS-prompt to use commands such as, copy, xcopy, mkdir, dir, move, etc.